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View Poll Results: Would an '89 Dodge Dakota IFS work on my '55 F-100?
Will a Dodge Dakota IFS fit a '55 f-100? 1 50.00%
Is a Dodge Dakota IFS a good choice for a '55 F-100 1 50.00%
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:41 AM
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Question Dodge Dakota suspension

I am looking to put an IFS on my son's '55 f-100. I have heard that a Dodge Dakota is a good donor. An '89 Dakota just happens to be the first available option. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Please help me to make a wise decision as we are building on a limited budget. Your replies, GOOD or BAD would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:56 AM
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Here's a link for you
http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...art_Seven.html

I don't know anything about the upgrade pro or con but others will be along who can help you. Welcome to FTE!
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Well if it works and its cheap go for it!. i guess cause everyone else uses IFS from jag volare crown vics/grand marquis and bunch of other vehicles
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I Don't Get The Poll. They Both Are Yes. What Are You Really Asking????
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I say use what you have available. I have heard good things about it. I am going with the volare because that was the first suspension that I was able to find a good deal on.
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Thanks for the website. I will check it out in detail.
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No problem, I'm probably just going to buy the crossmember and get the rest at the junk yard.
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I have a complete truck available. I am thinking of a frame clip but Not sure yet
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I have just put a 89 Dakota under my coe ,it rides like a new truck BUT steering will be wrong for a pick up ,it was just right for what I was doing.
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I just received my crossmember from Industrial Chassis to put the Dakota IFS under a 63 F100, haven't installed it yet. I went with it because the Mustang II stuff is getting hard to find without going with aftermarket control arms and such. I also have a junkyard doen the road that has about 18 donor Dakotas just waiting for me!
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I am very familiar with Steve at Industrial Chassis. They are doing a lot more with the Dakota front crossmember and kit. Talk to Steve and he will give you the straight scoop. I am going to have him do the crossmember install for me as I don't TIG weld and this is the structure of the truck. I bought a Dakota front clip for $200 so I have all the parts to use and a frame piece to sell for scrap. I'll take my frame to Industrial Chassis later this summer for them to weld in their Dakota crossmember.

I would recommend you NOT go a frame clip graft to your truck frame. Getting the frame clip aligned to the rest of the stock frame is very difficult if you don't know what you are doing.

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I have a 95 Dakota that I use occasionally and the turning radius is slightly inside of the Queen Mary. Correct me if I am wrong (not surpriseing!) but won't this install keep the stock Dakota turning radius? I have never seen any comments on this but I would appreciate any observations from a user.

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I have a 95 Dakota that I use occasionally and the turning radius is slightly inside of the Queen Mary. Correct me if I am wrong (not surpriseing!) but won't this install keep the stock Dakota turning radius? I have never seen any comments on this but I would appreciate any observations from a user.

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That seems strange. Usually the turning radius is dependent upon the length of the vehicle...the shorter the vehicle the smaller the radius and vice versa. We put a Pacer suspension under a friend's 34 Pontiac about 20 years ago and it had a very short turning radius, much shorter than the original knee action suspension.

The turning radius was so short on that car he occasionally hit himself in the rear bumper...
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